Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication
TACOMA, Wash. -The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its Scholar All-America Teams on Monday with both the Pacific Lutheran University men's and women's swimming programs earning the award for success in the pool and in the classroom.
The Lute women win the accolade for the seventh consecutive season, generating a cumulative grade point average of 3.55 in the fall semester. PLU's GPA ranks 24th best amongst NCAA Division III institutions. Meanwhile the men tally the award after boasting a 3.23 grade point average.
The CSCAA Scholar All-America Team award recognizes teams' that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2017 fall semester. The 2017 fall semester saw 688 total teams from 430 institutions across all NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA divisions won the honor.
The Lutes wrapped up their Northwest Conference dual meet season on Saturday with the men steamrolling crosstown rival University of Puget Sound, 152-91, while the women capped off the regular season with a 135-108 win over the Loggers. Both the men and women are back in the pool on Friday, Feb. 9 for day one of the Northwest Conference Championships held at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington.